Ariel Osterweis
Faculty, Critical Dance Studies and Performance Studies

Ariel Osterweis earned her Ph.D. in Performance Studies at the University of California, Berkeley and her B.A. in Anthropology at Columbia University. She is on faculty at The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), where she teaches... Continue reading »

Evan Rosenblatt
Faculty, School of Dance

A native of Los Angeles, Evan Rosenblatt is a Performer, Choreographer, and educator. He graduated with an M.S. in Kinesiology from Cal St. Northridge with an emphasis in Dance Science/Performance Choreography. His dance training includes the San Francisco Conservatory of Dance, Ballet West... Continue reading »

Rosanna Tavarez
BFA Program Director
Faculty, School of Dance

Rosanna Tavarez received an MFA in Choreography from The Ohio State University as a University Fellow and a Teaching Fellow and a BFA in Choreography from University of Michigan. She has a diverse background as a performer/entertainer and has had the honor of working with Marina Ambramovic, Ryan... Continue reading »

Samuel Wentz
Faculty, School of Dance

sam wentz is a dance and performance artist based in Los Angeles. Originally from North Dakota, he graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in 2006, completed his BFA in Dance at NYU Tisch School of the Arts in 2009, and received his MFA in Dance and Choreography as a Teaching Fellow at Bennington... Continue reading »

Gracie Whyte
Faculty, School of Dance

Gracie Whyte (she/her) is a Los Angeles-based contemporary movement designer whose work comprises choreography, performance, production, education, and entrepreneurship. Gracie received her professional training from London Contemporary Dance School, where she received a Masters degree in... Continue reading »

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